SLEEP => Night Wakings => Topic started by: Sarzvi on October 06, 2017, 04:54:51 am

Title: 2 MO suddenly wakes up every 2 hours at night
Post by: Sarzvi on October 06, 2017, 04:54:51 am
My baby started waking up every 2 hours. This night was the worst, he woke up starting at 22:00, then 00:00 and so on. The wakings are not for eating, as I shush and pat him back to sleep (2 out of he 4 wakings I fed him, at 00:00 and 2:00). We have a sleeping routine at night that includes bath, message eating swaddling and sleeping. He falls asleep between 19:00 -19:30. When he wakes up at night, both his hands are out of the swaddle and he's not crying so much (more complaining noises), but not going back to sleep either. I steak to the easy routin and make sure he's taking enough naps during the day (as much as possible). I use the shush and pat method to put him to sleep and it works great. During his morning naps I use the white noise machine. Until recently he would wake up only once a night.
Why is this happening?
Title: Re: 2 MO suddenly wakes up every 2 hours at night
Post by: ginger428 on October 11, 2017, 20:14:00 pm
When does he turn 3 mo? There is a growth spurt around then... but if you feel it's not hunger and sh/pat is working, then continue that. It's definitely common for babies this young to have 1-3 night feedings.

Is there another swaddle you could try so that he doesn't wriggle free?

There are also lots of mental leaps and something called "wonder weeks" that causes some night disturbances.  As your baby is still so young, it's typical that they're night habits shift. I think keeping a good routine like you're doing will help in the long run.